I'd like to preface this by saying I have never had a real Russian River one...nor anyone else's clone. I also have no idea which clone recipe I used.
On Friday night I finished the last of my Irish Stout and had to put a new keg in the fridge...enter my Pliney knockoff (clone sounds icky)
I've had the Sam Adams Longshot version of the IPA (don't remember the name) and wasn't thrilled with it...but everyone here raved about Pliney so I thought "What the hell" when I made it back in December.
Anyway...On Saturday night I pulled a glass. It was totally not carbed (I set and forget and it was only on the gas overnight) but I usually like to taste the first one to figure out if it will work with the other beers on tap.
OH MY FRACKING GAWD
This is the most insanely delicious thing I have ever tasted.
I've already pulled 4 glasses of it and am considering making another "unscheduled" batch just to make sure it is available.
I'm starting to get worried I'll never taste this thing properly carbed as I don't know if it will last the three weeks.
So to whoever convinced me to brew an $80 batch of something I've never tasted before all I can say is thank you.
Anything else you guys want me to spend money on?
Cause right now your word is law to me.
[And no I'm not buying you a new system]